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    Is this the end of Shoaib Malik's International career?

    Shoaib Malik has been dropped from the Pakistan team to face Zimbabwe.

    Is this finally the end of his long International career?

    It seems like Hafeez has been preferred as the senior player in the squad.

    Here is how he has done in the Nat T20 Cup

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    Brother we've been asking this question and making this thread for 15 years !

    I will only answer yes when Shoaib Malik is safely esconced in the commentary box.

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    No Bro...Its not that easy

    Moreover, I am sure there are already few threads on this topic.

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    Apparently he has been rested for the zimbabwe series!
    Should be brought back for the kiwi series where he ll fail terribly and then finally selectors will realize he is past his sell by date


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    I am surprised that he hasn't retired yet. His career should've been officially over after 2019 World Cup.



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    He ll be back unfortunately

    At least he wont feast on the zimbos like usual n then cement his place in the team for the next year

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    I hope so, this nonsense has lasted a decade

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    When he announces his retirement that is when his international career is over.

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    Not selecting him for Zimbabwe and maybe another series will take the heat off both Misbah and Malik. A shrewd move.

    He will be back after NZ drubbing as the messiah - since the youngsters on their first tour would have failed.

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    Well you never know, come the World Cup and as normally happens there might be a need for “experience” in the middle order batting line up - especially with all the inexperienced youngsters.

    Hafeez can give that ‘experience’ in top order , Malik in middle order and Sarfraz can offer it in the lower order, what more can you ask for.

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    One wonders if this is finally the last we've seen of him? We can only hope. Surely there's several batsman ahead of him now.

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    I'm sure he will be reflecting on where his career is at the moment.

    He's achieved a lot and should call it a day, but carry on playing in T20 leagues and make his money.



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    No,





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    Whether you like him or hate him, you have to give him credit of keeping himself fit for such a long time. He also groomed his personality a lot. A good role model for upcoming cricketers.

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    He doesn't perform in international matches. Always disappoints when the team needs him. He shouldn't be selected. Hafeez on the other hand has been very useful in the last few years and should continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    I'm sure he will be reflecting on where his career is at the moment.

    He's achieved a lot and should call it a day, but carry on playing in T20 leagues and make his money.
    This thread should be bumped the day Pakistan's T20 world cup squad is announced. Unless in the meantime, the likes of Abdullah Shafiq, Kushdil Shah and Haider Ali put in some exceptional performances, Malik will be back.

    Remember that if Uncle Ifti is still making the team or squad come the World Cup because all of the youngsters haven't performed, then in a World Cup the selectors will pick Malik over Ifti any day of the week.

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    Should have retired in 1984

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    I'm sure he will be reflecting on where his career is at the moment.

    He's achieved a lot and should call it a day, but carry on playing in T20 leagues and make his money.
    More likely he is planning his next comeback, which is inevitable after whichever series Pakistan lose next...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corridor of Uncertainty View Post
    Not selecting him for Zimbabwe and maybe another series will take the heat off both Misbah and Malik. A shrewd move.

    He will be back after NZ drubbing as the messiah - since the youngsters on their first tour would have failed.
    Thiers no youngesters in the team baring haider

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    We need the youngesters to perform haider ali khushdil need to perform if they do I fink that will be the end of malik I actually do belive this .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kroll View Post
    No,



    I dont think so unless haider and khushdil have a poor 3 games

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    I dont think so unless haider and khushdil have a poor 3 games
    Malik wants to play T20 WC. I can see him getting in the squad for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kroll View Post
    Malik wants to play T20 WC. I can see him getting in the squad for that.
    I think we will know either in the New Zealand series or the psl if hes going to be going to the world cup squad with the emergence of the youngesters it going to be tough for him as we know misbah is no longer cheif selector and I hope khushdil performs in the Zimbabwe series

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cric_lover4487 View Post
    Whether you like him or hate him, you have to give him credit of keeping himself fit for such a long time. He also groomed his personality a lot. A good role model for upcoming cricketers.
    Professional sportsman shouldn't get awards for keeping fit. That's a prerequisite for the job. Only in Pakistan we make such hoo-ha over such a basic requirement like fitness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    I think we will know either in the New Zealand series or the psl if hes going to be going to the world cup squad with the emergence of the youngesters it going to be tough for him as we know misbah is no longer cheif selector and I hope khushdil performs in the Zimbabwe series
    Good point about Misbah, but even before him, Malik has a strong lobby.


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    What is the official retirement age in Pakistan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by in_cutter View Post
    What is the official retirement age in Pakistan?
    There isn't one, when it comes to cricket.

    For some, sadly, it's a case of play till you get booted out.



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    Quote Originally Posted by in_cutter View Post
    What is the official retirement age in Pakistan?
    Theres a new one now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kroll View Post
    Good point about Misbah, but even before him, Malik has a strong lobby.
    Yes 100 percent but we need khshudl to perform big and cement his place if he doesnt then I can see malik coming back otherwise he wont make it

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    Bump.

    Didn't think they'd sit him out of all 3 games vs ZIM, where he could've gotten some easy runs.

    With Abdullah, Haider, Khushdil all making a mark this series, Hafeez and Babar being locks (plus the WK in Rizwan), Shadab and Imad being locks, and Iftikhar and Fakhar lingering in the background as well, is it finally over for Malik?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Square Drive View Post
    Bump.

    Didn't think they'd sit him out of all 3 games vs ZIM, where he could've gotten some easy runs.

    With Abdullah, Haider, Khushdil all making a mark this series, Hafeez and Babar being locks (plus the WK in Rizwan), Shadab and Imad being locks, and Iftikhar and Fakhar lingering in the background as well, is it finally over for Malik?
    I think so. Hopefully. Khushdil and Iftikhar have bigger claims to the middle order, that’s for sure.

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    August 27th, 2057.

    The fallout from the nuclear wasteland show no sign of abating, Those who remain on the surface die of exposure, those who hunker in shelters slowly starve. Those who can hide are inevitably snuffed out by Skynet's insatiable fleet of T800's.

    We're running out of water, I think we're the last ones left. We spotted a scout in the distance a few days back, and hoped we went unseen. We were wrong. They've been outside for days. Waiting, to starve us out or watch us expire ourselves. Skynet have won, all hope is lost, mankind dies with us.

    Hang on, we're receiving a signal, impossible, we were the last ones left, its morse code. Translating......

    Communication reads as follows

    "The Pakistan Cricket Board are delighted to announce the following t20 squad for the Tamashe Hydrogum series vs Zimbabwe, Shoiab Malik (c)...."

    *transmission ends*


    See You Space Cowboy....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donal Cozzie View Post
    August 27th, 2057.

    The fallout from the nuclear wasteland show no sign of abating, Those who remain on the surface die of exposure, those who hunker in shelters slowly starve. Those who can hide are inevitably snuffed out by Skynet's insatiable fleet of T800's.

    We're running out of water, I think we're the last ones left. We spotted a scout in the distance a few days back, and hoped we went unseen. We were wrong. They've been outside for days. Waiting, to starve us out or watch us expire ourselves. Skynet have won, all hope is lost, mankind dies with us.

    Hang on, we're receiving a signal, impossible, we were the last ones left, its morse code. Translating......

    Communication reads as follows

    "The Pakistan Cricket Board are delighted to announce the following t20 squad for the Tamashe Hydrogum series vs Zimbabwe, Shoiab Malik (c)...."

    *transmission ends*
    Lol that is hilarious. Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square Drive View Post
    Bump.

    Didn't think they'd sit him out of all 3 games vs ZIM, where he could've gotten some easy runs.

    With Abdullah, Haider, Khushdil all making a mark this series, Hafeez and Babar being locks (plus the WK in Rizwan), Shadab and Imad being locks, and Iftikhar and Fakhar lingering in the background as well, is it finally over for Malik?
    At this point he's like the 6th choice in the middle order, I'd say even Shadab is more valuable in the middle order than Malik.

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    Thought so - not named in the 35 man list for NZ


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    Quote Originally Posted by Square Drive View Post
    Bump.

    Didn't think they'd sit him out of all 3 games vs ZIM, where he could've gotten some easy runs.

    With Abdullah, Haider, Khushdil all making a mark this series, Hafeez and Babar being locks (plus the WK in Rizwan), Shadab and Imad being locks, and Iftikhar and Fakhar lingering in the background as well, is it finally over for Malik?
    Hopefully he retires he will gain more respect but it doesnt look good for him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square Drive View Post
    Thought so - not named in the 35 man list for NZ
    Really that's great news do you reakon becouse misbah was stripped of cheif selector hence why he had to be strict with his decisions I think if he was stil cheif selector he would have selected malik


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